Looks like the show won’t go on. According to reports, Glee creator Ryan Murphy has confirmed that the cast of our beloved musical drama will sing their final notes when the show ends next year after Season 6.
Murphy explained his decision on ending the award-winning show during a Paley Center event honoring the FX Network last night. “The final year of the show, which will be next year, was designed around Rachel and Cory/Finn’s story,” Murphy began. “I always knew that, I always knew how it would end. I knew what the last shot was, he was in it. I knew what the last line was, she said it to him. So when a tragedy like that happens you sort of have to pause and figure out what you want to do, so we’re figuring that out now.”
Monteith, who tragically died in Vancouver this past July over substance abuse, was honored on Glee’s most recent episode as the cast and crew said goodbye to not only the 31-year-old actor but to his beloved character, Finn, during “The Quarterback.”
"I feel like, for me personally, I've lost two people: Cory and Finn," Monteith’s on-and-off screen girlfriend Lea Michele explained. "We had a beautiful memorial for Cory in the auditorium, and some of the cast members sang and people spoke about him. It only felt right that we would do the same thing for Finn, so I felt it was very therapeutic."
But many are still struggling to cope with Monteith’s death. Murphy explained that the show will end with the William McKinley High School football captain very much in mind. “I have a good idea,” Murphy said regarding how he was going to end Glee. “I’m going to tell the studio and the network [in a week] how after Cory’s unfortunate passing we can end the show that I think is very satisfactory. And kind of in his honor, which I love.”
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